Internally Displaced Persons in Nigeria rise to 2.1 million

There are over 2.1 million internally displaced persons (IDPs), representing more than 300,000 households in parts of northern Nigeria. This is according to fifth round of the Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM) report produced by the International Organization for Migration (IOM). The recent spike in attacks by insurgents in north eastern Nigeria has given rise to steady increase of displacement in the country.

Released on the 03/09/2015, in Abuja, the report reveals the results of tracking displaced populations in the six north east states covered in the previous four rounds of the DTM, Adamawa, Bauchi, Borno, Gombe, Taraba and Yobe plus Nassarawa State and the Federal Capital Territory of Abuja.

NEMA Nigeria

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